Following is information on contraindications to the use of acyclovir in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
When should acyclovir not be used?
The active substance should not be used in the case of hypersensitivity to acyclovir. For external use as a cream or ointment, the active ingredient may not be used in severe disorders of the body’s immune system and on mucous membranes such as the eye, in the oral cavity or in the vagina.
The use or infusion of acyclovir in patients with impaired renal function or absence of urine (anuria) should be carried out only after careful medical benefit-risk assessment.
What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?
If treatment with acyclovir is required during pregnancy, the physician should carefully weigh the benefit and risk for all forms of use.
Although the active ingredient passes into breast milk, so far no disadvantages for breastfed children have become known. However, the direct administration of acyclovir in the bloodstream as an intravenous infusion is not allowed during breast-feeding.
What should be considered in children?
For the treatment of herpes simplex infections, children can also get the active ingredient.
Warnings and Precautions
- During pregnancy, the drug should not be taken in tablet form.
- If renal function is impaired, use with caution.
Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.